ENAC Interdisciplinary Platform for X-ray micro-tomography (PIXE)
The PIXE platform is designed to perform very high resolution imaging on natural or engineered materials. It provides researchers and students with non-destructive quantitative data on the internal density contrasts and structures of their studied materials.
This micro CT system currently has no equivalent in Switzerland. Due to its dimensions, spatial resolution, ability to accept various samples geometries, it is specially adapted to the field of engineering.
Its technical characteristics make it possible to offer multiple measurement possibilities on materials of various sizes and types.
PIXE is also developing interdisciplinary scientific collaborations in the field of materials imaging between the various EPFL units and those of other schools or industries.
For further information, please contact: [email protected]
Albert Taureg joins PIXE team
Albert Taureg joins the PIXE team as Scientific Assistant beginning of October to second Gary Perrenoud in managing the day-to-day activity of the PIXE CT-scanner.
Photographer Catherine Leutenegger collaborates with PIXE platform
Lausanne photographer Catherine Leutenegger talks about her exploration of science and new image acquisition tools using the PIXE micro-CT scanner for RTS's 12h30 news last August 30, 2021.
PIXE helps visualize the cavitation mechanism in tree seedlings
A video edited by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL shows the formation of air bubbles in the wood vessels of young tree seedlings, thanks to high-resolution and in vivo imaging carried out on these seedlings by the PIXE CT-scanner.